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Ludwig Dill, 1848-1940

Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 1848.02.02
Place of Birth: Gernsbach
Date of Death: 1940.03.31
Place of Death: Karlesruhe


Ludwig Dill was a landscape and marine painter.


Dill studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Art where he was a pupil of Piloty and Seitz. He travelled widely in Europe before returning to Munich where he established his career. Subsequently he became a leading member of the Dachau school of landscape painters, an artists' colony based in the German town of Dachau which flourished between 1890 and 1914.

He also played an active part in the Munich Secession from 1894 when he was elected President. He was invited to exhibit with the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers when JW was President in 1898 (#02291; #02336).


Thieme, Ulrich and Becker, Felix, Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der antike bis zur Gegenwart, Leipzig, 1907; Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, 1956-61; (accessed 2003).